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Homily December 30, 2012 Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Posted in christian, Christianity, inspirational, religion, scripture by Fr Joe R on December 27, 2012

In the course of many years of witnessing the marriages of many young couples and meeting many couples in committed relationships, I must admit that like the uniqueness of each one of us, each relationship is just as unique in each other as we are in ourselves. As each of us has our failures, so do relationships even to the point of breaking sometimes. What doesn’t ever break however is the relationship we have with God. No matter how broken, how guilty, how unforgiving we are of even ourselves, God forgives and he loves. Even in failure he is there for us and in Him we can go on. As I said we are unique and our relationships are also, but at the same time some things are alike. I’m sure you parents of adolescents can identify with the disappearing Jesus and the “where were you?” “what were you doing?” I’ve heard the answer “nothing!” many times myself. So you see a short glimpse even of the “Holy Family” shows even they had some foibles and only God is perfect and He gives a lot of forgiveness and love.

Therein lies the real basis of a family and relationships. To commit to each other requires love and patience and forgiveness but all that is always in God. He has to be the foundation for family. The commitment of two people requires that they give themselves freely to the other. God is discovered in this way and a couple grows and shares and spreads that love.

We see that kind of love in the gospel today. Mary and Joseph’s relationship was certainly unique and as I said last week, they had the most unique special needs child in history. Imagine their dilemma between letting go and protectiveness. His “Father’s business” and growing up. The angel told them they would have a son but they had to figure the rest out themselves. Like any of us they did their best. I suppose that today we are celebrating their best. At the same time let us celebrate ourselves. After all, we have gathered as families and shared over Christmas. Let us be glad and rejoice over what we have. God is good to us what further needs do we have?

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  1. rasakehidupan said, on December 28, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Reblogged this on RASA KEHIDUPAN and commented:
    “What doesn’t ever break however is the relationship we have with God. No matter how broken, how guilty, how unforgiving we are of even ourselves, God forgives and he loves”


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